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{{Note|1=For possibly more up to date selection of emulators, try checking the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?O=0&K=&do_Search=Go&detail=1&L=0&C=5&SeB=nd&SB=n&SO=a&PP=25 AUR 'emulators' category]}}
 
{{Note|1=For possibly more up to date selection of emulators, try checking the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?O=0&K=&do_Search=Go&detail=1&L=0&C=5&SeB=nd&SB=n&SO=a&PP=25 AUR 'emulators' category]}}
  
{{Warning|Emulators provide users with the ability to run programs called "ROMS", which are copies of games. While owning an emulator itself is not illegal, downloading or sharing (and in some cases, creating) copyrighted ROMs without the copyright holder's permission is ILLEGAL. Using an emulator to run ROMs that you do not own the legal rights to is ILLEGAL. Use at your own risk and be sure to read the Terms of Service for the emulator. Arch Linux etc. is not responsible if you get in trouble.}}
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{{Warning|Owning an emulator itself is not illegal, but downloading/sharing copyrighted ROMs and using emulator to run them without the copyright holder's permission is ILLEGAL. Arch Linux etc. is not responsible if you get in trouble.}}
  
 
==== Consoles ====
 
==== Consoles ====
 
{{Wikipedia|List of video game console emulators}}
 
{{Wikipedia|List of video game console emulators}}
  
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* {{App|Gens2|An emulator for Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X that is written in assembly language and no longer actively developed.
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:* activate OpenGL, set video resolution per custom to 1024x600 for streched full-screen or 800x600 for non-streched;
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:* use "Normal" renderer, I couldn't find a visible advantage with the other ones
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|http://www.gens.me/|{{AUR|gens}}}}
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* {{App|Gens-GS|Gens2, rewritten in C++, combining features from various Gens forks.|http://segaretro.org/Gens/GS|{{AUR|gens-gs}}}}
  
* [http://desmume.org/ DeSmuME] - Linux Nintendo DS emulator.
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* {{App|epsxe|An emulator for the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware.|http://www.epsxe.com/|{{AUR|epsxe}}}}
* [http://www.dolphin-emulator.com/ Dolphin] - Very nice GameCube and Wii emulator.
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* {{App|pSX|A not plugin-based PlayStation emulator with fairly high compatibility.|http://psxemulator.gazaxian.com/|{{AUR|psx}}}}
* [http://www.epsxe.com/ epsxe] - Emulator of the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware.
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* {{App|PCSXR|A PlayStation emulator; Debian fork of the abandoned original PCSX|http://pcsxr.codeplex.com/|{{Pkg|pcsxr}}}}
* [http://code.google.com/p/mupen64plus/ Mupen64Plus] - Highly compatible N64 emulator with plugin system.
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** Hint: disable "frame skipping" to avoid flickering in games
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* [http://www.snes9x.com/ snes-9x] - portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator.
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* {{App|PCSX2|A PlayStation 2 emulator. It is still being maintained and developed.|http://www.pcsx2.net/|{{AUR|pcsx2}}}}
  
* {{App|Gens2|emulator of Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X; written in assembly language, no longer actively developed.
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* {{App|FCEUX|An NTSC and PAL 8 bit Nintendo/Famicom emulator that is an evolution of the original FCE Ultra emulator. It is accurate, compatible and actively maintained.|http://fceux.com/|{{Pkg|fceux}}}}
** Hint: activate OpenGL, set video resolution per custom to 1024x600 for streched full-screen or 800x600 for non-streched
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** Hint: use "Normal" renderer, I couldn't find a visible advantage with the other ones
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|http://www.gens.me/|{{AUR|gens}}}}
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* {{App|Gens-GS|Gens2, rewritten in C++, combining features from various Gens forks|http://segaretro.org/Gens/GS|{{AUR|gens-gs}}}}
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* Mupen64plus &ndash; Nintendo 64 emulator
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* {{App|higan|A multisystem emulator focusing on accuracy, supporting SNES, NES, GB, GBC, GBA.|http://byuu.org/higan/|{{AUR|higan-gtk}} {{AUR|higan-qt}}}}
** most games are running with little slowdown (NTSC games have about 56fps instead of 60fps)
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** Tweaks:
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*** disable "frame skipping" to avoid flickering in games
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* VisualBoyAdvance-1.7.2-5 &ndash; Game Boy (Advance) emulator
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* {{App|ZSNES|A highly compatible Super Nintendo  emulator.
** runs perfectly with vbaexpress (available in aur). visualboyadvance is available in the community repository
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:* set video mode to "640x480 ODS F" for using full screen (but streched) or "800x600 ODS F" for using max height (non-streched)
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:* video filters: bilinear filter and hq filter activated here working fine, but that's your choice
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|http://www.zsnes.com/|{{Pkg|zsnes}}}}
  
* [http://vba.ngemu.com/ Visual Boy Advance] - Game Boy emulator with Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and Super Game Boy support.
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* {{App|[[Visual Boy Advance]]|A Game Boy emulator with Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and Super Game Boy support.
{{Note|runs perfectly on netbooks with vbaexpress (available in aur). visualboyadvance is available in the community repository}}
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|http://vba.ngemu.com/|{{Pkg|visualboyadvance}} and {{AUR|vbaexpress}} (graphical frontend)}}
 
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* {{App|ZSNES|Super Nintendo  emulator
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** all tested games work perfect
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** set video mode to "640x480 ODS F" for using full screen (but streched) or "800x600 ODS F" for using max height (non-streched)
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** video filters: bilinear filter and hq filter activated here working fine, but that's your choice
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|http://www.zsnes.com/|{{Pkg|zsnes}}}}
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* {{App|PCSXR|PlayStation emulator; Debian fork of the abandoned original PCSX|site|{{AUR|pcsxr}}}}
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* {{App|Mupen64Plus|A highly compatible Nintendo 64 emulator with plugin system.
* [http://www.pcsx2.net/ PCSX2] - PlayStation 2 emulator. It is still being maintained and developed.
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:{{Tip|disable "frame skipping" to avoid flickering in games.}}
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|http://code.google.com/p/mupen64plus/|{{Pkg|mupen64plus}} and {{AUR|m64py}} (graphical frontend)}}
  
* {{App|FCEUX|NTSC and PAL 8 bit Nintendo/Famicom emulator that is an evolution of the original FCE Ultra emulator; accurate and compatible; actively maintained|http://fceux.com/|{{Pkg|fceux}}}}
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* {{App|DeSmuME|A Linux Nintendo DS emulator.|http://desmume.org/|{{Pkg|desmume}}}}
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* {{App|snes-9x|A portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator.|http://www.snes9x.com/|{{Pkg|snes9x}}}}
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* {{App|Dolphin|A very nice GameCube and Wii emulator.|http://dolphin-emu.org/|{{AUR|dolphin-emu}}}}
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* {{App|fakenes|An NES (Nintendo Famicom) emulator.|http://kaede.strangesoft.net/kadence/|{{AUR|fakenes}}}}
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* {{App|gngeo|A command-line NeoGeo emulator.|http://gngeo.googlecode.com|{{AUR|gngeo}}}}
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* {{App|mednafen|A command line driven multi system emulator|http://mednafen.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|mednafen}}}}
  
 
==== Other ====
 
==== Other ====
* {{App|MAME|Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator|http://mamedev.org/|{{Pkg|sdlmame}}}}
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* {{App|MAME|A Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.|http://mamedev.org/|{{Pkg|sdlmame}}}}
* {{App|ScummVM|virtual machine for old school adventures|http://www.scummvm.org/|{{Pkg|scummvm}}}}
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* {{App|ScummVM|A virtual machine for old school adventures.|http://www.scummvm.org/|{{Pkg|scummvm}}}}
* {{App|DOSBox|open source DOS emulator which primarily focuses on running DOS Games|http://www.dosbox.com/|{{Pkg|dosbox}}}}
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* {{App|DOSBox|An open-source DOS emulator which primarily focuses on running DOS Games.|http://www.dosbox.com/|{{Pkg|dosbox}}}}
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* {{App|[[RetroArch]]|A frontend to libretro (emulation library, using modified versions of existing emulators as plugins).|http://github.com/Themaister/RetroArch|{{Aur|retroarch-git}}}}
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* {{App|X Neko Project II|PC-9801 emulator|http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~aw9k-nnk/np2/|{{AUR|xnp2}}}}

Revision as of 16:30, 12 February 2013

Template:Games navigation

Emulators

An emulator is a program which serves to replicate the functions of another platform or system so as to allow applications and games to be run in environments they were not programmed for. While emulators themselves are not games in a strict sense, they provide users with the ability to play games and therefore have been included in this article.

Note: For possibly more up to date selection of emulators, try checking the AUR 'emulators' category
Warning: Owning an emulator itself is not illegal, but downloading/sharing copyrighted ROMs and using emulator to run them without the copyright holder's permission is ILLEGAL. Arch Linux etc. is not responsible if you get in trouble.

Consoles

Template:Wikipedia

  • Gens2 — An emulator for Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X that is written in assembly language and no longer actively developed.
  • activate OpenGL, set video resolution per custom to 1024x600 for streched full-screen or 800x600 for non-streched;
  • use "Normal" renderer, I couldn't find a visible advantage with the other ones
http://www.gens.me/ || gensAUR
  • Gens-GS — Gens2, rewritten in C++, combining features from various Gens forks.
http://segaretro.org/Gens/GS || gens-gsAUR
  • epsxe — An emulator for the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware.
http://www.epsxe.com/ || epsxeAUR
  • pSX — A not plugin-based PlayStation emulator with fairly high compatibility.
http://psxemulator.gazaxian.com/ || psxAUR
  • PCSXR — A PlayStation emulator; Debian fork of the abandoned original PCSX
http://pcsxr.codeplex.com/ || pcsxr
  • PCSX2 — A PlayStation 2 emulator. It is still being maintained and developed.
http://www.pcsx2.net/ || pcsx2AUR
  • FCEUX — An NTSC and PAL 8 bit Nintendo/Famicom emulator that is an evolution of the original FCE Ultra emulator. It is accurate, compatible and actively maintained.
http://fceux.com/ || fceux
  • higan — A multisystem emulator focusing on accuracy, supporting SNES, NES, GB, GBC, GBA.
http://byuu.org/higan/ || higan-gtkAUR higan-qtAUR
  • ZSNES — A highly compatible Super Nintendo emulator.
  • set video mode to "640x480 ODS F" for using full screen (but streched) or "800x600 ODS F" for using max height (non-streched)
  • video filters: bilinear filter and hq filter activated here working fine, but that's your choice
http://www.zsnes.com/ || zsnes
  • Visual Boy Advance — A Game Boy emulator with Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and Super Game Boy support.
http://vba.ngemu.com/ || visualboyadvance and vbaexpressAUR (graphical frontend)
  • Mupen64Plus — A highly compatible Nintendo 64 emulator with plugin system.
Tip: disable "frame skipping" to avoid flickering in games.
http://code.google.com/p/mupen64plus/ || mupen64plus and m64pyAUR (graphical frontend)
  • DeSmuME — A Linux Nintendo DS emulator.
http://desmume.org/ || desmume
  • snes-9x — A portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator.
http://www.snes9x.com/ || snes9x
  • Dolphin — A very nice GameCube and Wii emulator.
http://dolphin-emu.org/ || dolphin-emuAUR
  • fakenes — An NES (Nintendo Famicom) emulator.
http://kaede.strangesoft.net/kadence/ || fakenesAUR
  • gngeo — A command-line NeoGeo emulator.
http://gngeo.googlecode.com || gngeoAUR
  • mednafen — A command line driven multi system emulator
http://mednafen.sourceforge.net/ || mednafen

Other

  • MAME — A Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
http://mamedev.org/ || sdlmame
  • ScummVM — A virtual machine for old school adventures.
http://www.scummvm.org/ || scummvm
  • DOSBox — An open-source DOS emulator which primarily focuses on running DOS Games.
http://www.dosbox.com/ || dosbox
  • RetroArch — A frontend to libretro (emulation library, using modified versions of existing emulators as plugins).
http://github.com/Themaister/RetroArch || retroarch-gitAUR
  • X Neko Project II — PC-9801 emulator
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~aw9k-nnk/np2/ || xnp2AUR